The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry Selected from the Best Writers

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Holbrook & Fessenden, 1827 - Readers - 264 pages
 

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Contents

An address to young persons
100
CHAPTER ix
103
Letter from Pliny to Germinius 3 Letter from Pliny to Marcellinus on the death of an amiabie young woman
106
On discretion
107
On the government of our thoughts 6 On the evils which flow from unrestrained passions
110
On the proper state of our temper with respect to one anot
111
Excellence of the Holy Scriptures 9 Reflections occasioned by a review of the blessings pronounced by Christ on his disciples in his sermon on the m...
113
schemes ofi often illusory 12 On the true honour of
117
The influence of devotion on the happiness of life
118
The planetary and terrestrial worlds comparatively considered
119
On the power of custom and the uses to which it may be applied
121
The pleasures resulting from a proper use of our faculties
122
Description of candour leasures
123
19 wh are the real and solid enjoyments of human life
126
Scale of beings
128
Trust in the care of Providence recommended
129
Piety and gratitude enliven prosperity 18 On the imperfection of that happiness which rests solely on worldly her
130
Virtue when ś rooted ſnušect to the influence offortune 24 The speech of Fa 25 Character of James I king of England 26 Charles V emperor of Ger...
134
The same subject continued
137
PART II
139
The nightingale and the glowworm
149
The youth and the philosopher
151
Discourse between Adam and Eve retiring to rest
152
Religion and death
154
CHAPTER III
156
On pride
157
A paraphrase on the latter part of the 6th chapter of Matthew
158
The death of a good man a strong incentive to virtue
159
Adams advice to Eve to avoid temptation
160

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